JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45 SURROUND PROCESSOR USER GUIDE

JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45 SURROUND PROCESSOR USER GUIDE
JBL SYNTHESIS
SDP-45
SURROUND PROCESSOR
USER GUIDE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read these instructions.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
15. Use the mains plug to disconnect the apparatus from the mains.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
16. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer‘s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
17. DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO DRIPPING OR
SPLASHING AND ENSURE THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED
WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, ARE PLACED ON THE
EQUIPMENT.
18. THE MAINS PLUG OF THE POWER SUPPLY CORD SHALL
REMAIN READILY OPERABLE.
19. Refer to the manufacturer's operating instructions for power
requirements. Be advised that different operating voltages may
require the use of a different line cord and/or attachment plug
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched,
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
PERSONAL TÉCHNICAL CALIFICADO.
TO COMPLETELY DISCONNECT THIS EQUIPMENT
FROM THE AC MAINS, DISCONNECT THE POWER
SUPPLY CORD PLUG FROM THE AC RECEPTACLE. THE
MAINS PLUG OF THE POWER SUPPLY CORD SHALL
REMAIN READILY OPERABLE.
POUR DÉMONTER COMPLÈTEMENT L‘ÉQUIPEMENT DE
L‘ALIMENTATION GÉNÉRALE, DÉMONTER LE CÂBLE
D‘ALIMENTATION DE SON RÉCEPTACLE. LA PRISE
D‘ALIMENTATION RESTERA AISÉMENT
FONCTIONNELLE.
PARA DESCONECTAR COMPLETAMENTE EL EQUIPO DEL
SUMINSTRO ELECTRICO, DESCONECTE EL CABLE DE
ALIMENTACION DE LA TOMA DE CA. LAS PATAS DEL
CONECTOR DEL CABLE DE ALIMENTACIÓN DEBERAN
MANTENERSE EN BUEN ESTADO.
WATCH FOR THESE SYMBOLS:
The lightning bolt triangle is used to alert the user to the
risk of electric shock.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE
TOP OR BOTTOM COVERS. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
À PRÉVENIR LE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE N‘ENLEVEZ PAS
LES COUVERCLES. IL N‘Y A PAS DES PARTIES
SERVICEABLE À L‘INTÉRIEUR. TOUS REPARATIONS
DOIT ETRE FAIRE PAR PERSONNEL QUALIFIÉ
SEULMENT.
PARA PREVENIR UN CHOQUE ELÉCTRICO, NO RETIRE
LAS CUBIERTAS SUPERIOR O INFERIOR. NO EXISTEN
PARTES QUE PUEDAN SER REPARADAS POR EL
USUARIO AL INTERIOR. REMITA EL SERVICICO AL
The exclamation point triangle is used to alert the user
to important operating or maintenance instructions.
CAUTION
Risk of Electric Shock
Do Not Open
AVIS
Risque de choc
électrique ne pas ouvrir
FCC COMPLIANCE NOTICE
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interferenc e received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user‘s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of t he following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Introduction
Contents
1. GETTING STARTED .................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 7 ABOUT THE SDP-45 ................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 8 HIGHLIGHTS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 9 PRODUCT REGISTRATION ...................................................................................................................................................................................... - 10 INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS......................................................................................................................................................................... - 10 INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ...................................................................................................................................................................................... - 10 UNPACKING ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. - 10 SAFETY..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 10 REMOTE CONTROL BATTERY INSTALLATION AND REPLACEMENT ................................................................................................................... - 11 2. BASIC OPERATION .................................................................................................................................................................................................. - 13 QUICK START ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 14 ABOUT THE SPEAKER AND SOURCE SETUP ........................................................................................................................................................ - 14 HARDWARE INPUT CONNECTION DEFAULTS ....................................................................................................................................................... - 15 OUTPUT CONNECTIONS WHEN USED WITH A JBL SYNTHESIS SYSTEM ............................................................................................................ - 15 FRONT PANEL OVERVIEW ...................................................................................................................................................................................... - 16 REAR PANEL OVERVIEW......................................................................................................................................................................................... - 19 ABOUT THE ZONES.................................................................................................................................................................................................. - 22 USING DUAL HDMI OUTPUTS .................................................................................................................................................................................. - 22 HDMI INPUTS AND HI-RESOLUTION AUDIO............................................................................................................................................................ - 22 5.1 SPEAKER PLACEMENT ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 24 7.1 SPEAKER PLACEMENT ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 24 -
REMOTE CONTROL OVERVIEW .............................................................................................................................................................................. - 25 REMOTE CONTROL COMMAND MATRIX ................................................................................................................................................................ - 26 MENU NAVIGATION.................................................................................................................................................................................................. - 29 FRONT PANEL STATUS DISPLAY ........................................................................................................................................................................... - 30 MAIN AND ZONE STATUS DISPLAY ......................................................................................................................................................................................... - 30 SETUP MENU DISPLAY ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. - 30 VOLUME DISPLAY ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 30 SYSTEM INFORMATION DISPLAY ............................................................................................................................................................................................ - 30 DOLBY VOLUME DISPLAY ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ - 30 -
3. SETUP ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 31 MENU NAVIGATION OVERVIEW .............................................................................................................................................................................. - 32 SYSTEM SETUP ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ - 32 SPEAKER DISTANCES .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. - 32 -
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Introduction
S/PDIF DIGITAL AUDIO SOURCES ............................................................................................................................................................................................ - 33 MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONS ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 33 TESTS and TEST OPTIONS ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 37 -
SOURCE SETUP ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 39 SOURCE SETUP DEFAULTS: .................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 39 SPEAKER LEVEL ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 40 SETTING SPEAKER LEVEL USING THE INTERNAL NOISE TEST: ........................................................................................................................................... - 40 CROSSOVER ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. - 41 SUBWOOFER............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. - 42 TRIGGERS ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. - 42 DTS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ - 43 DOLBY ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 43 OTHER ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 44 OTHER ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 44 -
4. SURROUND MODE ................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 45 SDP-45 SURROUND MODES ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 46 -
5. USB AUDIO ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 49 USING THE USB AUDIO SOURCE ............................................................................................................................................................................................. - 50 INITIATING A USB CONNECTION WITH A PC ........................................................................................................................................................................... - 50 -
6. WEB INTERFACE ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 51 INTRODUCTION TO THE WEB INTERFACE .............................................................................................................................................................................. - 52 WEB INTERFACE CONNECTION ............................................................................................................................................................................................... - 52 MAIN .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 53 FILE ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ - 54 SETUP ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ - 55 STATUS...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 56 HELP .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 57 -
7. DOLBY VOLUME....................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 58 DOLBY VOLUME/DRC .............................................................................................................................................................................................. - 59 BRINGING UP THE DOLBY VOLUME SCREEN: ....................................................................................................................................................... - 59 DOLBY VOLUME MODES .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 59 DOLBY VOLUME MODE ADJUST .............................................................................................................................................................................................. - 60 -
8. SPECIFICATIONS...................................................................................................................................................................................................... - 61 -
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Harman International, Inc.
8500 Balboa Park
Northridge, CA 91329
+1 (888) 691-4171
www.jblsynthesis.com
Introduction
JBL, JBL Synthesis, Lexicon, Logic 7 and the L7 logos are registered trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
TrueHD, Dolby Volume, Dolby, Dolby Digital Plus, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-HD Audio, Neo:6 and the DTS symbol are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Macrovision is a registered trademark of Macrovision Corporation. All rights reserved. SACD is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Digital EX is a jointly developed technology of THX and Dolby Laboratories, and is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. Used under authorization.
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worldwide patents issued and pending.
2013 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Features, specifications, and appearance are subject to c hange without
notice.
PN# 300031 REV4
JBLSYNSDP45UG | Rev 4 | 08/13
DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS
This document contains general safety, installation and operation instructions for the SDP-45 Digital Surround Processor/Controller. It is important to
read this user guide before attempting to use the product. Pay particular attention to safety instructions.
The following symbols are used in the document:
SETUP
INPUTS
BLURAY1
NAME
EDIT INPUT NAME
Appears on the component to indicate the presence of uninsulated, dangerous voltage inside the enclosure –
voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
Appears on the component to indicate important operating and maintenance instructions in the accompanying
literature.
WARNING
CAUTION!
Note:
Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could
result in injury or death.
Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could
result in damage or destruction to part or all of the product.
Calls attention to information that is essential to highlight.
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Getting Started
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1. Getting Started
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Getting Started
ABOUT THE SDP-45
Thank you for purchasing the SDP-45 Analog / Digital Controller, a
reference-quality, 8-channel audio and video control center with
independent zone monitoring to provide control of input source
selection in two zones at the same time. The analog input allows
for a true analog bypass mode to create a very high quality analog
stereo preamp for critical listening.
The SDP-45 features an HDMI interface that enables the transmission
of uncompressed digital audio and video signals through a single
connector. The SDP-45 can pass digital video signals of up to 1080p,
12 bit and 3D, and multiple digital audio channels (7.1 channels) at
sample rates of up to 192 kHz through the HDMI interface. The SDP45 also supports the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP) technology that comprises data encryption and authentication
of the partner equipment.
Beyond the HDMI connectors and standard 7.1-channel audio output
connectors, the rear panel includes stereo rear and stereo subwoofer
connectors to provide even more audio channels. All Main Zone audio
output connectors include 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters operating in
dual differential mode. In addition, the SDP-45 includes balanced and
unbalanced audio output connectors for all Main Zone channels.
Two connectors are provided for external control. One RS232 9-pin
serial and one Ethernet 10BaseT which also acts as a web page
server, User Interface and firmware update tool.
The SDP-45 is also equipped with Dolby® Digital Surround EX™,
Dolby Pro Logic®, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS
96/24™, DTS NEO:6®, DTS-ES®, Dolby True HD, Digital Plus, Digital
EX, Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD master audio, and Dolby volume
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With two 32-bit floating-point TI DA710 digital signal processing (DSP)
engines, the SDP-45 offers unparalleled processing power. This
processing is available at digital input sample rates up to 192 kHz, with 24bit resolution to retain top performance from all input sources and listening
modes.
High-precision 192kHz/24-bit A/D converters can be used to convert stereo
analog audio input signals to digital signals, allowing the SDP-45 to
provide the benefits of precise digital signal processing without sacrificing
signal integrity. Additionally, all output D/A convertors can operate at up to
192 kHz/24-bit and are completely asynchronous from input convertors
and all digital inputs, allowing the outputs to be completely buffered and
internally clocked to a very stable crystal oscillator. This is especially
important in removing jitter from the unstable sources, especially HDMI.
This allows the SDP-45 to give the best possible signal output and
maintain the highest possible resolution even on less than ideal sources.
To complement its audio performance, the SDP-45 features a broadcastquality HDMI video switcher that does not process or manipulate the signal
in any way. This allows full resolution HDMI video to pass through the unit
without any additional processing. This also allows for very high data and
video resolution throughput including 3D.
Getting Started
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
HIGHLIGHTS
192kHz sampling rate on all analog inputs
Up-sampling to 192kHz on all digital
audio inputs including HDMI
Internally buffered and ―de-jittered‖ D/A
output stage.
Class A discrete audio circuits
Analog Bypass Mode
2x pairs single ended, unbalanced RCA
loop-through (TV, Digital Video Recorder)
1x Infra-Red sensor; remote control
receiver
2x pairs of Balanced XLR (female) inputs
(CD, Balanced 2)
1x mini (3mm) phone jack (2 conductor)
for auxiliary Infra-Red control data input
4x coaxial inputs (RCA) 75 Ohms
(SPDIF),
1x Ethernet (RJ45 connector): bilateral
data, software download, etc.
3x Optical inputs (TOSLINK)
7.1, 6.1 and 5.1 surround sound
2x AES/EBU inputs (XLR) 110 Ohms
Dolby® Volume to control listening level
Separate digital and analog power
supplies
1x USB 2.0 type B input
Dolby TrueHD decoding
10x balanced XLR male main zone
outputs
Second zone output via single ended pair
which allows for separate audio from
another source
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital EX, Pro
Logic IIx decoding
DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
DTS Neo6, DTS, DTS-ES decoding
Support for all HDMI 1.4 video formats
including 3D pass through of HDMI 1.4a
mandatory 3D formats
HDMI video 12 bit deep color and xvYCC
(x.v.Color) supported up to 1080p (225
MHz equivalent)
4x pairs single ended unbalanced RCA
inputs (BLURAY, SAT/CBL, GAME,
MEDIA)
10x single ended (unbalanced) RCA main
zone outputs
RS-232 serial data port for remote control
via Crestron, AMX, Savant or similar
control systems
2x single ended (unbalanced) RCA zone
2 outputs
Rack Mounted (19‖ Standard), 3 RU High
1x headphone output [Not Available In All
Regions]
8x HDMI Inputs (Audio and Video)
2x HDMI outputs
Texas Instruments DA710 Dual DSP
audio processing chipset
3 Year Warranty (U.S.A. Only)
100 hour burn-in process during
manufacturing
1x TOSLINK optical output
1x USB (Type A) input for audio
One 12V input and 3 programmable
trigger outputs
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Getting Started
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Please register the SDP-45 Digital Controller within 15 days of purchase.
Register online at www.jblsynthesis.com. Retain the original sales receipt
as proof of warranty coverage.
DO NOT stack the SDP-45 directly above heat-producing equipment
such as a power amplifier.
CAUTION!
Before moving the SDP-45, power the unit off by disconnecting the
power cord from the rear panel and the wall outlet.
INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
The SDP-45 requires special care during installation to ensure optimal
performance. Pay particular attention to instructions below and to other
precautions that appear throughout this user guide.
DO install the SDP-45 on a solid, flat, level surface such as a table or
shelf. The SDP-45 can also be installed in a standard 19-inch equipment
rack using an optional rack-mount kit available from an authorized
dealer.
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
Installation, Operation and Owners Guide
IEC Standard Power Cord
Remote Control and remote control batteries
UNPACKING
DO select a dry, well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight.
DO NOT expose the SDP-45 to high temperatures, humidity, steam,
smoke, dampness or excessive dust. Avoid installing the SDP-45 near
radiators and other heat-producing appliances.
Your SDP-45 was carefully packed at the factory to protect against any
damage in shipping and handling. Carefully examine the packing and the
unit for any signs of external damage or impact and report those to your
dealer or JBL prior to using the unit. JBL advises that you keep all
packaging in the event that the unit may have to be returned for service.
DO NOT install the SDP-45 near unshielded TV or FM antennas, cable
TV decoders, or other RF-emitting devices that might cause interference.
DO NOT place the SDP-45 on a thick rug or carpet, or cover the
SDP-45 with a cloth, as this might prevent proper cooling.
DO NOT place the SDP-45 on a window sill or any location exposed to
direct sunlight.
DO NOT obstruct the front-panel IR receiver window. The remote control
must be in line of sight with the IR receiver for proper operation.
DO NOT install the SDP-45 on a surface that is unstable or unable to
support all four feet, unless it is installed in an equipment rack.
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SAFETY
It is important that you read and completely understand the safety
instructions and warning on page one of this manual before installing or
connecting the SDP-45 to any electrical power source
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Getting Started
REMOTE CONTROL BATTERY INSTALLATION AND REPLACEMENT
The remote control requires three AAA batteries (included). The batteries do not come installed when shipped from the factory. You will need a small
Phillips head screw driver to open the battery compartment.
To install the remote control batteries:
1. Locate the battery compartment on the back of the remote control. Remove the small Phillips head screw in the tab.
2. Press the tab and lift the cover away from the remote control.
3. Observing the proper polarity, insert three AAA batteries.
4. Align the cover over the battery compartment and gently press down until it snaps back into place. Re-install the small Phillips head screw.
The batteries should be replaced as needed. Alkaline batteries, which last longer without leaking, are recommended. When battery power is low, the
remote control enters a low-voltage condition, preventing it from operating the SDP-45. When this occurs, replace the batteries.
Normal operation will resume when new batteries are installed.
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
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Getting Started
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Basic Operation
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2. Basic Operation
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Basic Operation
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
QUICK START
Unpack the SDP-45 and carefully examine the unit for any shipping
damage before installing. Your SDP-45 was carefully packed at the
factory to protect against any damage in shipping and handling.
Carefully examine the packing and the unit for any signs of external
damage or impact and report those to your dealer or JBL prior to
using the unit.
Plug into an appropriate power source using the included power cord
or an approved IEC-60320 power cord with a C13 plug on the
equipment end. Check the label located on the rear panel next to the
power inlet to confirm that the unit you have is rated for the electric
power supply in your region. There are two (2) different voltage
versions available: 120volt and 230volt. Be sure you have the correct
voltage before connecting to live power.
Connect Audio and Video Inputs according to the default inputs chart
on the next page.
Connect outputs from the SDP-45 to your amplifiers.
Connect the video display device to HDMI output #1.
NOTE
The HDMI inputs can be used for both Audio and Video. Analog,
S/PDIF and OPTICAL connections are provided as an option only.
NOTE
The HDMI input for digital audio is selected by pressing the
HDMI button on the front panel or remote after first selecting the source.
NOTE
The HDMI connections 1 – 8 are hardwired to sources 1 – 8 and
cannot be changed. The HDMI input is always selected for video.
NOTE
The S/PDIF and OPTICAL inputs are selected by pressing the
DIGITAL button on the front panel or remote after first selecting the
source. The ANALOG input is selected by deselecting the current digital
input. When no digital or HDMI input is selected, the default becomes
analog and the front panel will display ANALOG on the LCD screen.
NOTE
Zone 2 audio input is the analog (unbalanced RCA) inputs. Zone
2 can also receive a down-mix of the Main outputs by pressing DIGITAL
while controlling the ZONE outputs.
The Status LED located above the Standby button should be lit red
within two (2) seconds after the unit is plugged in. Press the Standby
button & the red LED will extinguish & the alphanumeric display will
turn on, initially showing ―JBL SYNTHESIS‖.
Within two (2) seconds the status screen will display four lines:

SRC: (Selected Input Source)

IN: (Input Audio Format)

OUT: (Output Surround Mode)

VOLUME: (In Decibels)
ABOUT THE SPEAKER AND SOURCE SETUP
The factory defaults for all speaker channel outputs are SMALL with an
80 Hz Bass Management crossover using all 7.1 outputs. The output
level controls are set to 0db adjustment and the distance is defaulted to
2m for all outputs. If you are using the SDP-45 as part of a JBL
Synthesis system with a JBL Synthesis SDEC these settings are correct
and do not need to be changed.
The SOURCE parameter control is factory set for INDIVIDUAL (and not
GLOBAL), as outlined in section 3 - SETUP. As such, any changes to
Speaker Size, Crossover, or Level will be different for each source and
must be repeated for each source. For more details read the section
below for SOURCE PARAMETER.
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Basic Operation
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
HARDWARE INPUT CONNECTION DEFAULTS
Input
HDMI /Video
Digital Audio
Main Zone Default
Zone 2
1
BLU-RAY
1
S/PDIF 1
HDMI
Analog
2
SAT/CBL
2
S/PDIF 2
HDMI
Analog
3
GAME
3
S/PDIF 3
HDMI
Analog
4
MEDIA PLAYER
4
S/PDIF 4
HDMI
Analog
5
DVR
5
OPTICAL 1
HDMI
Analog
6
TV
6
OPTICAL 2
HDMI
Analog
7
CD
7
AES 1
HDMI
N/A
8
BALANCED2
8
AES 2
Analog (Balanced)
N/A
9
USB
See Note
N/A
USB
N/A
10
7.1 Bypass
See Note
N/A
Analog
N/A
These sources do not have any video assigned to their inputs. The last used
video source will remain active when selecting these inputs. To select a video
source first select the active video source and then select the 7.1 or USB
input. If no video is required then do not first select a video source.
OUTPUT CONNECTIONS WHEN USED WITH A JBL SYNTHESIS SYSTEM
When used with a JBL Synthesis SDEC-3000, SDEC-4000 or SDEC-4500 Digital EQ/Speaker Processor the system should have been purchased with the
appropriate JBL Synthesis Interconnect Kit, such as S3000IC or S4500XLRIC (or similar). All the interconnect kits come with numbered XLR or RCA
interconnect cables. Use the below chart to connect the 7.1 audio output of the SDP-45 to the correct interconnect cable and input on the SDEC model.
NOTE
All SDEC models use the same input configuration and numbering.
Cable Number
From Synthesis Interconnect Kit
Channel
SDEC Input
1
FRONT LEFT
A1
2
FRONT RIGHT
A2
3
CENTER
A3
4
SIDE LEFT
A4
5
SIDE RIGHT
B1
6
REAR LEFT
B2
7
REAR RIGHT
B3
8
SUBWOOFER
B4
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Basic Operation
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
FRONT PANEL OVERVIEW
The SDP-45 is shown below. The numbers in the front panel illustration correspond with the numbered items below.
3
2
1
4
5
7
6
8
12
9
11
10
1. Standby Button
7. Audio Input Select Buttons
2. Front Panel Display
8. Stereo / Stereo Down-mix Mode
3. IR Receiver
9. Volume Control / Rotary Encoder
4. Menu Navigation Buttons
10. Headphone Jack [Not Available In All Regions]
5. Display On/Off Button
11. Main / Zone Selection Buttons and MUTE LED Display
6. Surround Mode
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and
Buttons
12. Source (Input) Selection Buttons
Basic Operation
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
1
STANDBY BUTTON
Places the unit in standby mode. Status indicator LED is normally off
when unit is operating. It turns red when unit is placed in standby mode.
Power consumption in Standby mode is <0.5 Watt. In ON mode the RED
LED will blink when a valid IR signal is received from the remote control.
7
AUDIO INPUT SELECT BUTTONS
The IR receiver accepts infrared commands from the SDP-45 remote
control. The front panel Standby Button LED with blink when a valid IR
command is received.
For each selected source (input) using these buttons will select the audio
input connection used.
Press HDMI to select the HDMI input and the LED above will light.
Press DIGITAL to select the S/PDIF COAX or OPTICAL digital input
and the LED above will light.
Press the 2-CH BYPASS to switch to the 2-channel analog inputs
and bypass all DSP and use a pure analog signal chain. In this case
the front panel LCD will display BYPASS.
Pressing the currently selected input will turn that off and default to
ANALOG input with DSP (through the AD/DA convertors). In this
case no LED will be on and the front panel LCD will display
―ANALOG‖.
For the digital inputs (HDMI, DIGITAL) the LED will appear BLUE
when a valid digital signal is received and RED when no signal is
received.
4.
8
2
FRONT PANEL DISPLAY
Use the front-panel display to view the current input, listening mode,
input source, and volume level. The four line display also functions as a
display for messages and menus.
3
IR RECEIVER
MENU NAVIGATION BUTTONS
This cluster of 4 buttons are used to navigate the menus on the Alphanumeric display. Press the right arrow button () to enter the main
menu. Use the left arrow button () to step back up through the menus.
The up () and down () buttons are used to move up and down
through the menu items. Up () and/or down () arrows may be displayed at the right hand side of the display to indicate that more items
are listed either above and/or below the current screen.
5
DISPLAY ON/OFF BUTTON
Turns the front panel display on and off.
6
SURROUND MODE BUTTONS
Use the Mode buttons to scroll to the previous and next available
listening mode. These buttons can also be used to select different
options in the setup menus.
STEREO / STEREO DOWNMIX
Press this button to turn off any surround mode processing. If the signal
is 2-channel then the output will be 2-channel with bass management. If
the supplied bitstream is more than 2 channels, the decoder will
automatically implement a stereo down-mix.
9
VOLUME CONTROL / ROTARY ENCODER
To adjust the Main Zone volume level:
The MAIN button should be selected (see below). Rotate the volume
knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the volume
level. The display will show the current Main Zone volume level in dB.
The volume range is –80 to +12dB.
To adjust the Zone 2 volume level:
The ZONE button should be selected (see below). Rotate the volume
knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the volume
level. The display will show the current Zone 2 volume level in dB. The
volume range is –80 to +12dB.
To adjust variable setting in the Setup Menu:
From within any menu that has options rotate the knob to increase or
decrease the setting, or change the options available.
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10
HEADPHONE JACK
[Not available in all Regions]
Stereo (3 conductor) 1/4‖ headphone jack. In 2 Channel Bypass mode
the Left and Right analog inputs appear, amplified, at the headphone
jack. When other sources are selected a stereo down-mix is used.
11
MAIN / ZONE 2 SELECTION BUTTONS
The SDP-45 can send a different stereo audio source signal to its ZONE
outputs (Zone 2 Out) than to its main outputs (Single Ended Outputs or
Balanced Outputs). Pressing the MAIN button allows selection of the
signal that will go to the Single Ended Outputs and Balanced Outputs
using the source select buttons while pressing ZONE allows the same
source select buttons to set the signals that will be sent to the Zone 2
Out (Single ended outputs).
Pressing the MAIN Button while the main zone is selected will MUTE
the Main zone Outputs.
Pressing the ZONE Button while the zone 2 is selected will MUTE
the Zone 2 Outputs.
The Zone MUTE condition will be shown as a RED LED on the
selected output where GREEN = Not Muted and RED = MUTED.
The front panel LCD display will show volume in the four line status
display or MUTED.
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SOURCE SELECTION BUTTONS
Ten buttons for selecting audio input source signals. When HDMI is
selected (LED above HDMI button is ON) the first 8 source select
buttons (BLU-RAY, CBL/SAT, GAME, MEDIA PLAYER, DVR, TV, CD,
BAL-2) represent HDMI inputs 1 through 8 respectively. When MAIN is
selected, source signal selected will appear at the MAIN outputs. When
ZONE is selected, the source signal selected will appear at the ZONE 2
OUT outputs.
The Source selection LED light will appear BLUE when selected.
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REAR PANEL OVERVIEW
The SDP-45 is shown below. The numbers in the rear panel illustration correspond with the numbered items below.
2
3
4
6
5
7
8
9
10
1
11
12
19
13
18
17
16
15
14
1. HDMI Inputs
10. Power Cord Inlet
2. Zone 2 Outputs (Unbalanced)
11. Ethernet 10BaseT Jack
3. TV Loop (Analog Inputs and Outputs)
12. Toslink Optical Digital Inputs and Output
4. DVR Loop (Analog Inputs and Outputs)
13. Trigger Input & Outputs
5. Unbalanced Analog Inputs (Stereo)
14. Infrared Remote Control Input
6. HDMI Outputs (Primary [1] and Secondary [2])
15. AES Digital Inputs
7. S/PDIF Digital COAX Inputs
16. 7.1 Analog Inputs (Unbalanced)
8. USB Input
17. Balanced Analog Inputs (Stereo)
9. RS232 9-Pin Serial (Female)
18. 7.1 + Aux Outputs (Balanced)
19. 7.1 + Aux Outputs (Unbalanced Single Ended)
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1
HDMI Inputs
HDMI inputs 1 through 8 are hardwired to Source inputs 1 through 8 as
listed on the front panel from left to right. HDMI video is routed directly to
the two (2) outputs without any processing or transcoding. Audio may be
extracted from the HDMI inputs if desired by pressing the HDMI button
on the front panel for the source that is currently selected. These HDMI
inputs are all v1.4 compatible and pass through all 3D formats. All HDMI
inputs can extract and decode all current HD audio formats up to and
including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
2
Zone 2 Outputs (Unbalanced RCA)
A pair of RCA jacks that provide a second stereo signal path completely
separate from the main output with its own independently selected inputs
3
TV Loop (Analog Inputs and Outputs)
7
8
9
4
11
A second record loop which functions same as the TV Loop above.
5
Unbalanced Analog Inputs
Four pairs of general purpose analog inputs labeled BLU-RAY,
SAT/CBL, GAME and MEDIA.
6
HDMI Outputs
HDMI Outputs (1) and (2). Always connect the primary display to HDMI
(1). HDMI video is switched to these outputs from the HDMI inputs
above. More detailed information on the use of both outputs is below in
section USING DUAL HDMI OUTPUTS on pg - 22 -.
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USB 2.0 Type A Input
Used as a digital audio and control input from computers and similar
sources. This source does not have any video assigned. The last used
video source will remain active when selecting this input. To select a
video source first select the active video source and then select the 7.1
or USB input. If no video is required then do not first select a video
source.
A conventional TV loop consisting of two pairs of RCA jacks; one stereo
pair of inputs and one stereo pair of outputs. A stereo down-mix for the
selected source (or, in 2 Channel Bypass mode, the Left and Right
analog inputs directly) appear at the TV OUTPUTS, unless the selected
source is the TV INPUT itself in which case the TV OUTPUTS are
muted. The inputs can also be used as another pair of analog inputs, at
unity gain.
DVR Loop (Analog Inputs and Outputs)
S/PDIF Digital COAX Inputs
The BLU-RAY, SAT/CBL, GAME, and MEDIA PLAYER front panel
selectable sources are supplied with a COAX RCA jack digital audio
input. These four inputs will accept any standard S/PDIF source PCM (2
channel), Dolby Digital and DTS formats. These input assignments can
be changed at any time.
RS232 9-Pin Serial (Female)
Serial data port utilizing a DB9 female connector. For connection to
system control systems such as Crestron, Savant, AMX and others.
10
Power Cord Inlet
Use with a standard IEC removable power cord (included).
Ethernet 10BaseT (RJ45) Port
For interconnection to personal computers (and/or routers) to facilitate
SDP-45 software updates; and also for control functions through system
controllers (Crestron, AMX, etc.). This acts an HTTP server.
12
Toslink Optical Digital Inputs and Output
The DVR, and TV front panel selectable sources are also supplied with a
standard optical digital audio input. These three inputs will accept any
standard S/PDIF source PCM (2 channel), Dolby Digital and DTS
formats. These input assignments can be changed at any time.
The Toslink Digital output always sends a digital signal that is identical to
the MAIN Left and Right output. No down-mixing or bitstream pass
through is used.
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13
Trigger Input & Outputs
Four (4) 3.5mm two-conductor (Mono-Mini) phone jacks with the tip
being positive and the sleeve being negative.
The trigger input accepts from 3V to 12V DC to turn the SDP-45 on.
With no voltage the SDP-45 will go into standby. If no trigger cable is
inserted into the input then the front panel standby button will control
the power status. The front panel button will always be able to turn
on the SDP-45 regardless of trigger status, however if the SDP-45 is
turned on with the trigger, then the SDP-45 will only turn off with the
trigger.
Three (3) outputs that supply 12V DC trigger output. The three
outputs are per source selectable through the Setup Menu
configuration.
14
Infrared Remote Control Input
Accepts input of IR signals from infrared distribution equipment.
15
AES Digital Inputs
Two (2) 3 pin female XLR jacks for digital audio inputs conforming to the
Audio Engineering Society/European Broadcasting Union standard using
110 Ohm shielded twisted pair wire.
16
17
XLR Pin
1
2
3
18
Signal
Ground/Shield
Signal +
Signal -
7.1 + Aux Outputs (Balanced XLR)
Eight (8) XLR-Male connectors provides analog audio output from the
Main Zone labeled Front L/R, Center, Subwoofer, Side L/R, and Rear
L/R are available.
An additional XLR-Male pair labeled AUX L/R is available and provides a
2-Channel downmix of the main 7.1 outputs. The AUX outputs can be reconfigured to provide an extra (duplicate) output for the Center and
Subwoofer signals. When used as a duplicate output the Left-Aux
becomes the Center and the Right-Aux becomes the Subwoofer. This
output is configured in the System setup menu.
XLR Pin
1
2
3
7.1 Analog Inputs (Unbalanced RCA)
Eight RCA jacks for connecting single-ended analog surround signals.
This source does not have any video assigned. The last used video
source will remain active when selecting this input. To select a video
source first select the active video source and then select the 7.1 or USB
input. If no video is required then do not first select a video source.
Balanced Analog Inputs (Stereo)
Two (2) pairs of balanced XLR-Female audio inputs. The XLR inputs use
the standard ―Pin 2 Hot‖ configuration.
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Signal
Ground/Shield
Signal +
Signal -
7.1 + Aux Outputs (Unbalanced RCA)
Eight (8) RCA connectors provides analog audio output from the Main
Zone labeled Front L/R, Center, Subwoofer, Side L/R, and Rear L/R are
available.
An additional RCA pair labeled AUX L/R is available and provides a 2Channel downmix of the main 7.1 outputs. The AUX outputs can be reconfigured to provide an extra (duplicate) output for the Center and
Subwoofer signals. When used as a duplicate output the Left-Aux
becomes the Center and the Right-Aux becomes the Subwoofer. This
output is configured in the System setup menu.
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ABOUT THE ZONES
The Main zone 7.1 output has access to any of the analog, digital or
HDMI sources. The Zone 2 outputs are connected to the stereo analog
RCA Unbalanced inputs ONLY. Alternatively you can choose to listen to
a 2-channel downmix of the main zone, including any digital sources, by
selecting DIGITAL while controlling the ZONE input.
NOTE
Zone 2 can only select the analog RCA sources as shown in the
quick start section above. It cannot select the USB, or Balanced inputs.
You can listen to a downmix output of the digital input that is selected in
the Main Zone by selecting DIGITAL while controlling the ZONE 2. When
selecting DIGITAL the display will show ―DAC‖ as the input source.
USING DUAL HDMI OUTPUTS
The SDP-45 has two (2) HDMI outputs. Both can be used at the same
time with some restrictions on output formats.
When only one output is used the HDMI video resolution will be
determined by the source according to the maximum capabilities
of the display device. This is how all HDMI devices are designed
to work and is part of the HDMI ―handshake‖ that all devices
must do for HDMI to work.
If two displays are connected but only one is powered the output
will behave the same as if only one is connected. If you turn off
one and turn on the other display the HDMI signal will see the
change and adjust the output to match the newly turned on
display. This is called ―Hot Plug”.
If two displays are connected and BOTH are powered the HDMI
output of the source will automatically be set to the highest
possible resolution that BOTH displays can allow. For example: if
display #2 can only accept 720p, but display #1 can accept
1080p, then both outputs will be forced to use 720p.
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HDMI INPUTS AND HI-RESOLUTION AUDIO
The HDMI inputs can accept and decode high resolution audio bitstreams including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. It may be
necessary to disable the Secondary Audio capabilities of most blu-ray
players to enable the uncompressed audio and receive the highest
possible fidelity audio. This option may be called ―secondary audio‖,
―pure direct‖, ―button effects‖, ―BD Audio Mix interactive audio‖, ―HD
Audio Output‖ or similar and should be set to OFF, DIRECT,
BITSTREAM or similar settings. Your particular player may have different
settings and you should consult your owner‘s manual to review the
possible settings and functions.
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Basic Operation
SPEAKER PLACEMENT GUIDE
[THE FOLLOWING SECTION IS REPRINTED FROM THE CEA/CEDIA GUIDELINES AS WRITTEN BY DR. FLOYD TOOLE AND REPRINTED WITH DR. TOOLE’S PERMISION]
The horizontal loudspeaker layout is defined from the perspective of
the prime listening location . In the example in Figure 1, the prime
listening location is in the center of the seating area; this is obviously not
a requirement. If there is to be only one pair of surround loudspeakers,
as in a 5.1-channel system, they should be placed within the angular
range ±110º to ±120º. If there are four surround loudspeakers, as in a
7.1-channel system shown here, the side loudspeakers can be placed
symmetrically within the angular range spanning ±60º to about ±100º,
and the rear loudspeakers within the angular range spanning
approximately ±135º to ±150º. A 6.1-channel system could obviously
have a single center-rear loudspeaker, but it is recommended that the
signal be split between two rear loudspeakers. Note that, in some
rooms, the rear loudspeakers cannot be, or need not be, on the rear wall
– it is the angles that matter. Given the flexibility in surround speaker
placement, in a small room with two rows there is a benefit to placing
monopole or bipole side loudspeakers in positions that are equidistant
from each row. This yields a simplified sound level calibration which
does not bias one row over another.
Loudspeaker elevations or height: The front three loudspeakers
should be mounted with tweeters at, or close to, ear level. A vertical
discrepancy between center and side channels of about 2 ft (60 cm) is
acceptable across the width of a large screen. The ventriloquism effect
often deals with even greater directional errors than this when all of the
on-screen sounds emanate from the center channel. Surround
loudspeakers should be elevated about 2 ft (60 cm) above ear level, this
being a compromise between the requirements for multichannel music
(all loudspeakers at ear level) and movies (surround loudspeakers
elevated). Be careful to ensure that listeners have line-of-sight contact
with the tweeters of the three front loudspeakers. This may require
staged multilevel seating, which has the additional advantage of allowing
one listener in each row to be on the center line of the room –staggered
seating is not required. Elevating the surround loudspeakers allows
them to be heard by all listeners in each row. In very narrow rooms, high
wall locations will help avoid localization of the side loudspeakers by
those listeners on the edges of the audience area.
If it is necessary to use additional surround loudspeakers for large
audience areas and/or in large rooms, those added loudspeakers should
be spaced by equal angles within the angular range shown in Figure 1.
Finally, the prime listening location, and as many other listeners as
possible, should be placed on the center line of the seating array,
preferably half way between the side surround loudspeakers. From the
perspective of perceived envelopment, these are the best seats in the
house. They are also the best seats in the house to avoid hearing
steering artifacts in upmix algorithms – the unintended momentary bursts
of sound in surround loudspeakers. In the past, some designers have
avoided this location because they believed that there were lowfrequency acoustic nulls at that location. This is true if only a single
subwoofer is used. However, if two or more are used in the manners
prescribed in the Subwoofer section later in this document, these nulls
are eliminated, and several listeners are exposed to better and more
uniform bass.
Figure 1 –
A simple diagram showing the angular ranges within which loudspeakers
should be located relative to the prime listening location. The locations of
the front loudspeakers follow guidance at www.dolby.com. The angular
range for surround loudspeakers is the recommendation in ITU-R
BS.775-2 (2006)©. From CEA/CEDIA-CEB22.
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5.1 SPEAKER PLACEMENT
-220 to -300
7.1 SPEAKER PLACEMENT
0
0
0
-220 to -300
22 to 30
-800 to -1100
0
0
-90 to -110
0
0
0
0
22 to 30
0
0
80 to 110
0
90 to 110
-1350 to -1500
Figure 2 –
A simple diagram showing the angular ranges within which loudspeakers
should be located relative to the prime listening location for a 5.1 system.
From CEA/CEDIA-CEB22.
1350 to 1500
Figure 3 –
A simple diagram showing the angular ranges within which loudspeakers
should be located relative to the prime listening location for a 7.1 system.
From CEA/CEDIA-CEB22
For multiple rows of seats it may be beneficial to add multiple side
channels. These side channels should be ~900 to the intended or primary
row they are associated with.
NOTE
The JBL Synthesis SDEC-4500 supports up to three (3) pairs of
discrete side channels for a total of six (6) sides and two (2 rears). Each
of these side channels is decorrelated and has its own delay, gain and
Room EQ calibration.
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Basic Operation
REMOTE CONTROL OVERVIEW
The SDP-45 remote control provides full operation of the SDP-45,
including commands such as Mute and special discrete functions that
are not available from the front-panel.
OPERATION CONSIDERATIONS
The following factors can improve or impede remote control operation.
Note the following before operating the SDP-45 remote control:
• The remote control must be in line of sight with the front panel IR
receiver. Eliminate obstructions between the remote control and the IR
receiver. The remote control may become unreliable if strong sunlight or
fluorescent light shines on the IR receiver.
• For optimal performance, position the remote control at a 30 degree
angle no more than 17 feet (5m) from the SDP-45. Placing the SDP-45
inside a smoked glass cabinet will reduce the remote control range.
• Remote controls for different components can interfere with one
another. Avoid using remote controls for different components at the
same time.
• Remote control batteries should be replaced as needed.
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REMOTE CONTROL COMMAND MATRIX
BUTTON
MAIN ZONE
ZONE 2
POWER
Activates and deactivates standby mode.
When standby mode is activated, pressing the power button deactivates standby mode and
activates the SDP-45, including the sources that were activated during the previous operating
session. The red front panel standby button LED lights to indicate that standby mode is
activated.
Note: Power is still supplied to the SDP-45 when standby mode is activated.
Note: Zone 2 power on defaults to Full Mute.
ON
Turns SDP-45 ON. If the SDP-45 is already ON then no action will occur.
TEST
Turns on the Internal Pink Noise Test with
AUTO-CYCLE through all the speaker outputs
No Action
Press TEST again to turn off Auto-Cycle and
turn on MANUAL advance.
Press TEST to advance to the next speaker
when in MANUAL advance.
Press the < button to stop.
Use the SURR < and SURR > buttons or the
VOL Up and VOL DOWN buttons to increase
or decrease speaker output levels.
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ANLG
Toggles 2-Channel Analog Bypass On/Off
No Action
SPDIF
Toggles Digital (COAX or OPTICAL) On/Off
Switched Zone 2 output to the Digital to
Analog Output Main Zone signal. This is
shown as DAC for SRC on the 4 line
status display.
HDMI
Toggles HDMI Input On/Off
No Action
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BUTTON
MAIN ZONE
ZONE 2
BLU-RAY
Selects BLU-RAY for the Main Zone
Selects BLU-RAY for the Zone 2
SAT/CBL
Selects SAT/CBL for the Main Zone
Selects SAT/CBL for the Zone 2
GAME
Selects GAME for the Main Zone
Selects GAME for the Zone 2
MEDIA
Selects MEDIA for the Main Zone
Selects MEDIA for the Zone 2
DVR
Selects DVR for the Main Zone
Selects DVR for the Zone 2
TV
Selects TV for the Main Zone
Selects TV for the Zone 2
CD
Selects CD for the Main Zone
No Action
BAL2
Selects Balance Input 2 for the Main Zone
No Action
USB
Selects the USB input for the Main Zone
No Action
7.1 DIR
Selects the 7.1 Analog input for the Main Zone
No Action
DD
Direct access to the default Dolby surround
mode that is valid for the incoming signal or
bitstream, as allowed by the current speaker
setup.
No Action
For Example: If a 7.1 speaker setup is active
and an analog input is selected the DD
button will default to Dolby PLIIx-Cinema 7.1
DTS
Direct access to the default DTS surround mode
that is valid for the incoming signal or bitstream,
as allowed by the current speaker setup.
No Action
For Example: If a 7.1 speaker setup is active
and an analog input is selected the DTS
button will default to DTS-Neo6-Cinema 7.1
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BUTTON
MAIN ZONE
ZONE 2
MENU Left
Closes the current menu
No Action
MENU Up
Scrolls Up through the current menu
No Action
MENU Down
Scrolls Down through the current menu
No Action
MENU Right
Opens the menu structure and selects the
highlighted menu item
No Action
EXIT
Closes the current menu and saves the setting
No Action
MUTE
Main Zone Mute
Zone 2 Mute
LED for MAIN on front panel will turn RED on
MUTE and BLUE on UNMUTE
LED for MAIN on front panel will turn RED
on MUTE and BLUE on UNMUTE
Increase or Decrease the Main Zone Volume
Increase or Decrease the Zone 2 Volume
Cycles forwards and backward through the
available surround modes. These modes are
dynamic based on input source and signal.
No Action
MAIN
Selects the Main Zone of not already selected.
Switches the control from Zone 2 to Main
ZONE
Switches the control from Main Zone to Zone 2
Selects the Zone 2 if not already selected.
Pass-Through
Turns off all output encoding or Post-Processing
No Action
Party
Selects Party output mode
No Action
Stereo
Toggles Stereo Mode On/Off
No Action
ProLogic
Selects Dolby Pro Logic 5.1 output mode
No Action
DD Music
Selects Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music output mode
No Action
DD Movie
Selects Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema output mode
No Action
DTS Music
Selects DTS Neo6 Music output mode
No Action
DTS Movie
Selects DTS Neo6 Cinema output mode
No Action
VOL +
VOL MODE +
MODE -
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MENU NAVIGATION
Use the remote control or front panel Menu arrow buttons to navigate the extensive menu structure shown in the Appendix. The table below indicates the
navigation commands that the remote control buttons perform when the Main Zone command bank is activated. You cannot access the setup menu when
selected on the Zone 2 output. The 4 line status display on the front panel will display all the menu options available and allow you to scroll through all
available options.
Button
Menu
Navigation Function(s)
When no menus are displayed, press the
When a menu is open, press the
Menu
arrow button to open the MAIN MENU.
arrow button to select the highlighted menu item.
When a menu is open, press the
arrow button to close the menu and, in most cases, open the previous menu.
Subsequent presses continue to close the current menu and open the previous menu until the MAIN MENU is closed. When
the MAIN MENU is closed, the menu structure is also closed.
When no menus are displayed, pressing the
arrow button performs no function.
Menu
When a menu is open, press the
or
arrow buttons to scroll upward or downward through the complete list of menu
items. All menu items are displayed on-screen. An up and/or down arrow appears on the right side of the menu when menu
items exceed the top and bottom margins of the display.
Surround Mode
Surround Mode
Volume Knob /Encoder
(Front Panel)
Volume (Remote)
Increases the selected parameter or advances to the next option in the highlighted menu.
Decreases the selected parameter or returns to the previous option in the highlighted menu.
Turn clockwise to increase the selected parameter or advances to the next option in the highlighted menu.
Turn counterclockwise to decrease the selected parameter or returns to the previous option in the highlighted menu.
Same function as the volume / encoder know as above.
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FRONT PANEL STATUS DISPLAY
The four (4)-line status opens on the front panel displays whenever the SDP-45 detects a status change such as a new input source or listening mode.
The information included on the four-line status differs depending on the zone in which the SDP-45 last detected a status change and if the display is
being used to show the Setup Menu or the currently active zone status.
MAIN AND ZONE STATUS DISPLAY
VOLUME DISPLAY
Under normal operation the four line display shows the following
information:
Changing the volume from either remote or the front panel will change
the display to VOLUME. The entire display will show in large size font the
currently selected zone (MAIN or ZONE 2) volume level in dB when the
volume is changed. It will automatically switch back to the last four line
status display after 1 second.
Line 1: Source
Line 2 Input Signal and/or Format
Line 3: Output Surround Mode
Line 4: Volume
SYSTEM INFORMATION DISPLAY
From the MAIN or ZONE STATUS DISPLAY (pictured at left) pressing
the LEFT
arrow on the remote or the front panel will change the
display from the STATUS to the SYSTEM INFORMATION DISPLAY.
SETUP MENU DISPLAY
Pressing the RIGHT
arrow on the remote or the front panel will open
the SETUP MENU. The four lines will show up to four lines of menu
options for the currently selected setup menu. If there are more menu
options above or below the displayed text then an arrow will appear in
the right side of the display indicating up and/or down for more
information.
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DOLBY VOLUME DISPLAY
From the MAIN STATUS DISPLAY pressing the DOWN
arrow from
the remote or front panel will open the DOLBY VOLUME DISPLAY. From
this you can configure DOLBY VOLUME options. For detailed
information see section 7. DOLBY VOLUME.
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Setup
3
3. SETUP
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Setup
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MENU NAVIGATION OVERVIEW
For all menu screens the UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT menu arrows are used to navigate through all the menu screens. If a screen has more options than
can be shown there will be an arrow in the right side of the screen to indicate this.
To exit any screen use the LEFT menu arrow.
To enter any screen use the RIGHT menu arrow.
To change any parameters use the VOL UP or VOL DOWN buttons or the SURR LEFT or SURR RIGHT buttons or the VOLUME KNOB.
NOTE
You must exit the menu before the “Menu Time Out” occurs or your changes will not be saved. Changes are automatically saved
when exiting the menu.

Selecting > from the status menu opens the MAIN MENU. The Main Menu has 2 options, SYSTEM SETUP and SOURCE SETUP.
SYSTEM SETUP

Selecting SYSTEM SETUP from the MAIN MENU opens the system setup options menu. The items in the System Setup menu include those options that
are global, or effect multiple inputs or sources at a time, as well as any miscellaneous settings. Items that are not in the SYSTEM SETUP MENU include
those options that are source specific, or have the option to be either Source specific or System global.
SPEAKER DISTANCES


The speaker distances can be set using either METERS (M) or FEET (ft). The units can be changed from the MISCELLANEOUS setup menu. If you are
using a JBL SYNTHESIS SDEC digital EQ/Speaker Processor then leave all the distanced at the default of 2.0m as the JBL SYNTHESIS A.R.C.O.S.
calibration system will automatically set all speaker delays in the SDEC
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Setup
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
S/PDIF DIGITAL AUDIO SOURCES
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Digital Sources refers to the connected COAX or OPTICAL digital audio connections. If you are using connections other then the defaults then use this
screen to change to the correct connections. Once you have selected the source you want to change by using the UP and DOWN buttons you can change
to a different Digital Source to select from any valid input.
Parameter
Possible Settings
BLU-RAY
SAT/CBL
GAME
CD
DVR
TV
SPDIF 1 to 4, OPTO 1 to 3
SPDIF 1 to 4, OPTO 1 to 3
SPDIF 1 to 4, OPTO 1 to 3
SPDIF 1 to 4, OPTO 1 to 3
SPDIF 1 to 4, OPTO 1 to 3
SPDIF 1 to 4, OPTO 1 to 3
MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONS
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BRIGHTNESS:
DISP TIMEOUT
Select from 25% / 50% / 75% / 100% front panel LCD display brightness.
The default is 50%
The time it takes for the Setup Menu to time out and return to the Status
Menu. This parameter also controls the time it takes for the LCD display
and/or the LED lights to time out and turn off. The default setting is for
the LCD display timeout of 10 minutes, with no time out on the LED
lights.
HEADPHONES:
[Not Available In All Regions] Sets the headphone output level Offset
from -12dB to +6 from the Main Zone volume level
PRESET VOLUME ON:
Sets the turn on volume of the Main Zone output from -60dB to +10dB.
The default setting is -40dB.
NOTE
When the option is set to DISPLAY+LED all the lights on the
front panel and LCD display will turn off. The unit will look dark and OFF
but will still be operational. Pressing any button or changing the volume
will turn on the display and LED lights for the selected time.
The options are:
Display Timeout 2 Minutes
Display Timeout 10 Minutes
AUX:
Display Timeout 30 Minutes
The AUX L + R outputs can be used as an additional stereo pair or to
duplicate the Center and Subwoofer signals of the Main Zone output.
The default is Stereo L+R. The two options are:
Display Timeout 120 Minutes
Display+LED Timeout 2 Minutes
Stereo L+R: This routes a stereo down-mix signal on the two AUX
output jacks, the same stereo down-mix that appears on the
headphone jack.
Display+LED Timeout 10 Minutes
Center & Sub: This option routes the Center channel onto the LAUX connector and the SUB channel onto the R-AUX connector thus
facilitating the use of two sub-woofers and/or two Center channel
speakers.
Display+LED Timeout 120 Minutes
Display+LED Timeout 30 Minutes
SPEAKER DIST UNIT:
Select between Meter (M) and Feet (ft). The default is Feet.
AUTO SAVE:
The changes made to the setup and operation of the SDP-45 can be
automatically saved as you make the changes, and no additional step is
needed. This is the default setting: ON. When set to on the system will
automatically save the settings as you exit the setup menu. You can also
set the unit to NOT save automatically and in this case you will need to
save manually. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND CHANGING THIS
PARAMETER.
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TRIG DELAY:
The delay before the DC triggers located on the rear panel turn on after
becoming active as set in the Source Setup menu for each source. The
default is 0 seconds. The options are 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 seconds.
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
DHCP CLIENT and IP Address:
Changes the internal TCP/IP network configuration between acting as a
server or as a client. Depending on the capabilities of your system or
computer and the connection between the SDP-45 and the computer or
external control you will need to set this parameter to the correct setting.
Use the description below for the options to determine the best setting.
The default setting is CLIENT AUTO IP.
recommended for any system that might include a DHCP Server as it
can cause the DHCP Server or Router to shut down.
Client & Server: If no DHCP Server is found the SDP-45 will act as
a DHCP Server as described above. If a DHCP Server is found the
SDP-45 will act as a Client as described above. This is the most
common setting for connecting to a single Windows® computer. The
SDP-45 and the computer will be connected using an Ethernet Cat5e
―cross-over‖ cable.
NOTE
For most standard home networks with a typical residential
router and a standard home computer running Windows® or Mac OS® X
the setting of CLIENT Auto IP will be correct.
Client Auto IP: This is the most common home networking
connection. ―Obtain an IP address automatically‖ is typically the
default configuration in Windows® PC. In this case a DHCP router
will assign all IP addresses dynamically as needed. The SDP-45 will
be assigned a valid IP range by the router. The SDP-45 can be
contacted by typing in the current IP Address in any common internet
browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Firefox, etc…) in the address
bar or using the ―NetBios Name‖. ―NetBios Name‖ addressing for the
SDP-45 would be http://JBL-XYZ where XYZ is the serial number of
the unit (for example http://JBL-258). NetBios can often be used in
this scheme, depending on the capability of the network server and
the firewall settings. Using the actual IP address of the SDP-45
would also work however, the actual IP address value is determined
by the DHCP server or router and may vary based on the time at
which the system was powered on, especially after a power outage.
Static IP: In this case the SDP-45 will not receive any IP address.
The IP Address and Subnet must be set manually and also avoid
conflicts with other devices. The IP address must be valid for any
computer or host to reach the SDP-45. This is the most common
setting for an external control system such as Crestron or AMX. The
static IP setting allows the network administrator to control the IP
address of the unit, and to have a constant IP address even after a
power cycle.
NOTE
After Selecting one of the choices above be sure to press the
LEFT arrow and escape out of the setup screen to ensure that the SDP45 is reset to the choice you selected.
SDP-45 SETUP FOR STATIC IP
For this setup the IP Address must be set manually. After selecting the
STATIC IP choice in the step above you will need to select and enter an
IP Address. To set the address of the SDP-45:
Press right arrow key to enter the menu system, then SYSTEM
SETUPMISCELLANEOUS and Scroll to the TCP/IP setup screen
Make sure that the setup screen looks on like above screen.
Use the MENU ARROW buttons to move between the fields for
IPadr (IP Address) and IPmsk (Subnet) to enter the correct settings
for your system.
After making a new DHCP selection press LEFT arrow key to escape
back to the main screen, then press STANDBY button and then
again to power up, to reset the SDP-45 unit to the new IP Address.
Server: In this configuration the SDP-45 will act as an IP address
Server and the Computer should be set to DHCP or ―Obtain an IP
address automatically‖. This setting is recommended only for a direct
or ―peer to peer‖ connection with a single computer and will most
likely require a cross-over Ethernet cable. This setting is not
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NOTES FOR NETWORK CONNECTIONS AND WEB INTERFACE
NOTE
For details on the Web Interface itself see section 6 WEB
INTERFACE.
SDP-45 can be connected to a PC (Windows®, MacOS, Linux etc) using
an Ethernet cable through a local area network hub or through a direct
peer-to-peer (SDP-45-to-PC) using a cross-over network cable.
Connection between the SDP-45 and a PC can be established using
either one of the 3 basic configuration schemes differing in the way the
IP addresses are leased out or assigned.
The communication interface with the SDP-45 is handled by an internet
browser, for example Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Google® Chrome®,
Safari®, etc. This can be done with Windows®, Mac, Linux, or other
operating system that supports standard networking and standard
internet browsers. Once a connection is established to the network,
typing in the SDP-45 so-called ―Net Bios Name‖ or its IP address in the
browser URL window and pressing enter, should bring the internal home
page.
The NetBios name would be HTTP://JBL-(serial Number of the unit).
Note that the serial # in this field is the internal Network Interface Card
serial number, and not the product serial number as needed for warranty
status information.
The IP Address can also be typed directly into the web browser, such as
(for example) 192.168.1.30.
To determine the Serial # or the IP address simply press the LEFT
ARROW on the SDP-45 from the home screen and the main LCD screen
will show the serial # and the IP Address of the currently active system.
In the below example the Serial # is 258 and the IP address is
192.168.1.30. In this case the internet browser address is either
HTTP://JBL-258 or simply http://192.168.1.200 and either could be used
to connect to the unit.
If the unit cannot be found by your browser then make sure that the
computer and the SDP-45 are on the same network, and that they are in
the same IP Address range (for example both have 192.168.1.xxx).
NOTE
The NetBIOS name might not work on your computer depending
on the network configuration in use. MAC OS® X computers in particular
are not set to use the NetBIOS name and should use the IP Address
method first.
CONNECTION TROUBLESHOOTING
1. Did use the correct IP address?
Try accessing the sdp-45 directly at the IP address shown in the
MISC menu screen, for example type "http://169.254.1.1/"
directly into your browser URL line. If this fails, then that IP
address you set may not yet be reachable. Try the step below.
2. Still not working?
If you are connected through a LAN router acting as a DHCP
server then set up DHCP setting in the MISC menu as "CLIENT",
then reset everything, that is - reboot your PC or "nbtstat -R", repower the router and re-standby the SDP-45. Selecting
DHCP=CLIENT&SERVER should also work in most
circumstances, except it is not recommended with
business/office LANs because it may in some cases cause the
main network server to cease acting as the main DHCP server
for other workstations.
3. If it is still not working, then:
If your PC is running Windows® and is connected directly to
SDP-45 through a LAN cable, then set up MISC menu: either as:
(a) DHCP=SERVER, or
(b) IP ADDRESS=169.254.1.1; IPMASK=255.255.0.0,
DHCP=STATIC
Then reset everything. It sometimes may take a minute for a
Windows® system to re-negotiate a LAN connection after a
change.
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TESTS and TEST OPTIONS
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INTERNAL NOISE TEST:
TURNING ON THE TEST TONE FROM THE FRONT PANEL MENU:
Within the System Setup  Test menu, move the cursor to select
NOISE TEST and press the right arrow button to initiate the test (and
the left arrow button to stop it, if desired). This menu can also be
accessed by pressing the TEST button on the remote.
Selecting NOISE TEST will put a burst of pink noise, sequentially, on all
speakers while displaying the output the test signal is being sent to. This
is intended to help you verify that the connections and speaker levels are
correct.
NOTE
If you are using the SDP-45 with a JBL Synthesis System
including the JBL Synthesis SDEC Digital EQ / Speaker Processor then
you should always leave the Levels set to 0dB (default) for all speakers
unless directed by Technical Support to do otherwise. Only use the
NOISE TEST to test and adjust the speaker outputs through the JBL
Synthesis SDEC and A.R.C.O.S. Calibration software.
The test tone by default is a band limited from 500Hz to 2000Hz with
12dB per octave roll-offs above and below those frequencies. This band
limited test tone is best used for setting output level of speakers when
using an SPL meter.
The test tone frequency range can be changed to a full range 20Hz to
20kHz pink noise tone from the SYSTEM SETUPMISCELLANEOUS
menu. The full range test tone will be output regardless of bass
management crossover or speaker size selection. This full range test is
best used for testing speakers for proper operation including possible
woofer or ultra-high frequency driver. Care must be taken when using the
full range test tone as speakers not designed to play all frequencies may
be damaged. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!
When operated from the TEST MENU The AUTOCYCLE will
continue until the LEFT arrow is pressed to exit or five (5) complete
cycles have occurred.
To change from AUTO-CYCLE to MANUAL press the RIGHT arrow
button again. Once in MANUAL mode to advance the channel from
press the right arrow again. To exit press left arrow button.
TURNING ON THE TEST TONE FROM THE REMOTE CONTROL:
To use the SDP-45 remote control to initiate the test press the TEST
button on the remote. To change from AUTO-CYCLE to MANUAL
press the TEST button again. To advance the channel from the
remote press right arrow again. To exit press left arrow button.
When operated from the REMOTE CONTROL the test tone will stop
after one complete cycle through the channel outputs.
ADJUSTING THE OUTPUT LEVEL:
The first 8 seconds of the test will allow you to adjust the MAIN
output level to reference level by using the LEFT FRONT speaker as
the reference. The test tone is designed so that a 0dB reading on an
SPL meter that is set to C-weighting and SLOW response will
correlate with the THX reference level of 75dB, however the test tone
level can be set using any convenient SPL level.
By default the test tone will appear at the current MAIN output level
control setting. Using the LEFT FRONT speaker adjust the main
output level until you achieve the desired level on your SPL meter.
The front left speaker will always read 0dB. The front left speaker is
used as the ―reference‖ speaker so that all adjustments are relative
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to the front left speaker. This allows the maximum headroom and
best signal to noise ratio for the system as all adjustments are
relative and no one speaker should be extremely high or extremely
low.
The volume control can be used to adjust the output levels during the
test. While the front panel display shows the currently selected
speaker channel output the volume knob or volume control can
adjust the output up or down.
Each channel will be tested for 8 seconds and then the next channel
will be selected unless the MANUAL control is used from the remote
as described below.
SYSTEM STATUS:
The System Status page shows information about the system that can
be used by Technical Support to evaluate and troubleshoot an SDP-45.
HDMI STATUS
The HDMI STATUS page shows information about the system that can
be used by Technical Support to evaluate and troubleshoot an SDP-45.
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SOURCE SETUP
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The SOURCE SETUP Menu includes all those options that can be set on a per source basis. The sources can also all use the same settings on a global
basis The SOURCE SETUP menu is controlled by the currently active source in the main zone. For example, the Main Zone is selected to BLU-RAY. All
source setup parameters that are shown will relate to the BLU-RAY input only.
SOURCE INDIVIDUAL: The Factory Default and preferred operation is to use source INDIVIDUAL settings. This setting allows changes to be made
that only apply to the currently selected source. While the parameter is INDIVIDUAL then all source settings can be changed on a per source basis.
Changes made do not affect other sources and the settings are outlined below. All menu options contained in the source setup menu are controlled by the
GLOBAL/INDIVIDUAL parameter, as well as the default playback modes as shown below.
SOURCE GLOBAL: A small letter g will appear on the MAIN MENU to indicate that GLOBAL is turned on. SOURCE SETUP parameters for the currently
selected source become applicable to all other sources after changing from INDIVIDUAL to GLOBAL. Conversely, changing from GLOBAL to
INDIVIDUAL restores the original source parameters present at a time before INDIVIDUAL was previously changed to GLOBAL. It is very important to
check all sources for proper setup when changing from GLOBAL to INDIVIDUAL.
SOURCE SETUP DEFAULTS:
SPEAKER SIZE
FRONT: SMALL
CENTER: SMALL
SIDE: SMALL
REAR: 2 SMALL
SPEAKER LEVEL
LEFT: 0dB
RIGHT: 0dB
CENTER: 0dB
SIDE LEFT: 0dB
SIDE RIGHT: 0dB
BACK LEFT: 0dB
BACK RIGHT: 0dB
SUBWOOFER: 0dB
CROSSOVER
FRONT: 80hz
CENTER: 80hz
SIDE: 80hz
BACK: 80hz
SUBWOOFER
ON
OFF in 2ch Bypass
Xtra Bass OFF
TRIGGERS
1: ON
2: ON
3: ON
DIGITAL OUT
ZoneDAC
(downmix similar to
Headphone)
LIP SYNC
0ms
FORMAT DETECT
AUTO
Surround Mode*
2 channel Input:
Dolby PLIIx Movie
Dolby 5.1 Input:
Dolby PLIIx Movie
DTS 5.1 Input:
7.1 Output
5.1 PCM Input:
Dolby PLIIx Movie
*The surround mode is not selectable, but uses a “last used” memory. If the SOURCE is set to GLOBAL then all sources will use the same surround mode.
NOTE
The settings for each source for Analog Audio, Digital Audio or HDMI Audio input are controlled from the front panel and are not shown in the
setup menu. You do not need to open the setup menu to control these options, and no menu control exists.
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SPEAKER SIZE
SPEAKER LEVEL
NOTE
If you are using the SDP-45 with a JBL Synthesis System
including the JBL Synthesis SDEC Digital EQ / Speaker Processor then
you should always set the Speaker Size to small and the Crossover set
to 80hz (default) for all speakers unless directed by Technical Support to
do otherwise.
Speaker configuration involves declaring the size such as Large, Small
or None (see SPEAKER SIZE menu) for the five categories of speakers:
Front (Left and Right), Center, Surround (side surround), Back (rear
surround) and Subwoofer (in SUBWOOFER sub-menu).
The Subwoofer output carries a combined (sum) contents of bass
extracted from all the other speaker channels, for those speakers that
are declared as ―Small‖, and also includes the Low-Frequency Effect
contents (LFE) present optionally only in the multi-channel stream
(labeled as 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1). Bass contents is defined as the portion of the
audio spectrum of frequencies from all the channels that are below the
cross-over frequency (default is 80Hz), added up to the LFE channel (if
present). The cross-over frequency can be modified in the SOURCE
SETUPCROSSOVER Fc submenu, separately for the front speakers,
center, surround and back. The LFE channel cannot be altered or cut off
and the cross-over frequency setup or Xtra Bass setup does not affect it.
Bass content carried through those channels where the speakers are
declared as ―Large‖ is not re-routed through the Subwoofer. Instead it is
output through those speakers directly. If Subwoofer is declared as not
present, then the bass contents from all the channels will be re-routed
through the large speakers only (if there are any), otherwise it will be cutoff. SDP-45 provides a single subwoofer channel.
Parameter
Possible Settings
FRONT
LARGE, SMALL
CENTER
LARGE, SMALL, NONE
SURROUND
LARGE, SMALL, NONE
BACK
1 LARGE, 2 LARGE, 1 SMALL, 2 SMALL, NONE
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NOTE
If you are using the SDP-45 with a JBL Synthesis System
including the JBL Synthesis SDEC Digital EQ / Speaker Processor then
you should always leave the Levels set to 0dB (default) for all speakers
unless directed by Technical Support to do otherwise.
YOU MUST ENTER THE SAME SETTINGS FOR EACH SOURCE OR
REPEAT THIS PROCESS FOR EACH SOURCE WHEN THE SDP-45
IS SET TO SOURCE INDIVIDUAL.
Volume level corrections (from -12 to +12dB) can be entered for each
speaker individually in the SPEAKER LEVEL screen. This level control
can also be changed during the internal noise test as shown in the
SYSTEM SETUPTEST screen, or by pressing the TEST button on the
remote control.
SETTING SPEAKER LEVEL USING THE INTERNAL NOISE TEST:
The internal noise test allows you to set the levels of the speakers. The
noise test is used to balance the speakers relative to each other.
Note the following:
You should use a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter to
manually calibrate output levels. An SPL meter is a device that
measures the relative loudness of the speakers to ensure
accurate output level calibration. SPL meters are available at
Radio Shack.
Output levels should be calibrated from the primary listening
position by placing the SPL meter at the approximate location
where the listener‘s head will be during listening.
The SUBWOOFER level will need to be adjusted higher then the
main speakers. This is due to the roll-off that all SPL meters
have built in to the microphone. Unless you are using a known
SPL meter with frequency response to below 30Hz do not set the
levels to the same as the Main Speakers.
The SDP-45 will return to the main Volume Level when the test
is exited.
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To calibrate output levels during the MANUAL internal noise test:
CROSSOVER
Please see the sections regarding the Remote Control and the Front
Panel User Menu for detailed instruction on how to turn on the internal
noise test and adjust levels.
Turn on the noise test by pressing the TEST button once to turn
it on and a second time to go to MANUAL.
The first speaker to play the test tone will be the Front Left.
Adjust the level using the Volume Up/Down until you reach the
desired SPL reading on your meter. For reference level we
recommend using 75dB when the meter is set to SLOW and Cweighting. Once the Front Left speaker is set you will now be
able to move on the next speaker.
Press the TEST button again to move to the next speaker.
Adjust the next speaker to the same SPL reading.
After each speaker is adjusted press TEST to move to the next.
When all speakers have been set the unit will exit the TEST and
return to normal operation.
NOTE
If you are using the SDP-45 with a JBL Synthesis System
including the JBL Synthesis SDEC Digital EQ / Speaker Processor then
you should always leave the crossovers set to 80hz (default) for all
speakers unless directed by Technical Support to do otherwise.
Crossover points can be selected in 5Hz increments within a 40 to
200Hz range.
To calibrate output levels during the AUTO-CYCLE internal noise
test:
Turn on the noise test by pressing the TEST button once to turn
it on to AUTO-CYCLE
The first speaker to play the test tone will be the Front Left.
Adjust the level using the Volume Up/Down until you reach the
desired SPL reading on your meter. For reference level we
recommend using 75dB when the meter is set to SLOW and Cweighting. The test will automatically move after a few seconds
to the next speaker.
Adjust the next speaker to the same SPL reading.
Each speaker will be tested in sequence, moving after 4 seconds
on each speaker.
When all speakers have been set the unit will exit the TEST and
return to normal operation.
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can be enabled. Xtra Bass option has no effect and is disabled when the
Front speakers are declared Small or when no subwoofer is present.
Xtra Bass option has no effect on LFE reproduction. To turn on the
XTRA BASS you must do the following:
SUBWOOFER
Front speakers set to LARGE in SPEAKER SIZE
Parameter
Possible Settings
SUB WOOFER
ON , OFF
in2Bypass
ON , OFF
Turn ON the XTRA BASS in SOURCE
SETUPSUBWOOFERXTRA BASS In addition, the mixing
volume level of the bass contents can be adjusted by this parameter:
SOURCE SETUPSUBWOOFERLEVEL The adjustment range
is -20dB to 0dB. The LEVEL parameter applies only to Subwoofer in
Xtra Bass (on top of the normal Subwoofer Level correction from
SOURCE SETUPSPEAKER LEVEL). It is disabled and not
applied if Extra Bass is OFF.
XTRA BASS
ON , OFF (for large front speakers)
You cannot use XTRA BASS if the front speakers are set to SMALL
The Subwoofer Menu allows turning the Subwoofer ON (default) or OFF.
If any speaker is set to SMALL then the subwoofer must be ON for best
results.
SUBWOOFER IN 2-CHANNEL BYPASS MODE:
TRIGGERS
Two channel bypass mode is selected by the front panel button labeled
―2 CH. BYPASS‖ and applies to analog stereo (left and right only) input
signals. The signals are bypassing the Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
and are routed only through analog preamps and analog volume control
circuit. In this mode DSP can be completely disabled when the
―in2BYPASS‖ option is OFF, or it can be used to extract the bass
contents of the analog L and R input channels and output it through the
Subwoofer sockets. When ―in2BYPASS‖ option is ON then the crossover frequency used for bass extraction is the one set up in: SOURCE
SETUPCROSSOVER FcFRONT, while the Subwoofer Volume
Level correction is the one set up in: SOURCE SETUPSPEAKER
LEVELSUB .
Allows control of the three (3) triggers on a per source basis. Each
source can have a different and discrete trigger configuration
XTRA BASS FEATURE:
If Subwoofer is present and the Front speakers are declared as Large
then bass contents will be streamed through the Front speakers while
only LFE will be reproduced through the Subwoofer. In this case, in order
to make the subwoofer reproduce bass from the Front speakers as well,
in addition to being reproduced by the Front speakers, Xtra Bass option
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Parameter
Possible Settings
TRIGGER #1
ON , OFF
TRIGGER #2
ON , OFF
TRIGGER #3
ON , OFF
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DTS
Any adjustments for the DTS settings for the source will be found here.
This controls how the SDP-45 will decode DTS bit-streams as well as
DTS post-processing.
Parameter
Possible Settings
Neo:6 Center
0 to 1.0 (0.3 = default)
DOLBY
Any adjustments for the Dolby settings for the source will be found here.
This controls how the SDP-45 will decode Dolby bit-streams as well as
Dolby post-processing.
Parameter
Possible Settings
PLII Music Pan (Panoramic)
ON, OFF
PLII Music Cen (Center)
0 (C max), 1, 2, 3 (L,C,R), 4, 5, 6, 7
(no ctr)
PLII Music Dim (Dimension)
4 (back), 5, 6, 7 (neutral), 8, 9, 10
(front)
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OTHER
FORMAT DETECT
Controls advanced settings on the source.
Parameter
Possible Settings
SRC PARAM
Individual, Global
DIGI OUT
ZoneDAC, TOSLINK
LIPSYNC
0 to 255mSec
FMT (Format) DETECT
Gapless, Disable, Auto
SOURCE PARAMETER
The Source Parameter controls if the setup done in the previous
SOURCE SETUP screen acts for all sources or is only affected on the
currently selected source. For example, if the parameter is set to
GLOBAL then all speaker size, levels and crossovers and triggers will be
global and the changes will affect all sources. If set to INDIVIDUAL then
these changes will be done on a SOURCE specific selection. Any
changes done while in GLOBAL will affect all sources. When switching
from INDIVIDUAL to GLOBAL all parameters on the currently selected
source will become active for all sources. Conversely, when switching
from GLOBAL to INDIVIDUAL all parameters will return to the settings
last stored during INDIVIDUAL. This parameter affects all settings within
the Source Setup Page and the preferred surround mode.
DIGITAL OUT
This controls what will be sent to the OPTICAL digital output. ZoneDAC
will be a down mixed 2-channel output from the MAIN ZONE. TOSLINK
will be a pass through of the Dolby Digital or DTS signal.
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This note describes an anomaly showing up when playing BLU-RAY (or
BD) media containing digital recording in Dolby Digital or DTS
compressed formats, when switching from one audio track recording to
another or from track playing to BLU-RAY menu and back. This is not
applicable to analog sources, USB source or HDMI sources.
When a compressed digital contents stops playing, as when a track
finishes playing, a pause or fast forward buttons are pressed etc, a
player stops outputting the compressed digital contents but typically
continues outputting linear PCM signal. SDP-45 built-in digital signal
processor catches such occurrences using a so-called ―zero run
detection‖ algorithm. This is necessary to prevent mis-decoding of
compressed digital bit-stream as uncompressed or vice versa, which
would result in a spurious noise. When an audio track is played again,
after the pause, the ―zero-run detection‖ algorithm allows the decoder to
switch back to the correct decoding format.
DISABLE – disables the ―zero-run detection‖ algorithm. This is the best
setting for all digital sources that are guaranteed to always output an
uncompressed linear PCM format. This allows for the most robust and
fastest switching between tracks recorded at different sample rates
(44.1kHz, 48, 96, 192 etc). It is the default setting for CBL/SAT, BAL1
and BAL2 sources. However, this setting may also permit a spurious
noise occurring on some BLU-RAY media when a compressed digital
content is being stopped or paused.
AUTO – enables the full version of ―zero-run detection‖. It prevents misdetecting of digital formats and prevents any spurious noise appearing
when stopping or pausing a compressed digital bit-stream from the BLURAY media etc. However, this setting may sometimes delay or prevent
decoding of a compressed track after switching it by fast forward button,
or during a sequential play.
GAPLESS – enables a simplified version of the ―zero-run detection‖
algorithm which prevents occurrence of the very short burst of noise at
the start of a compressed Dolby Digital or DTS track. It does not prevent
the spurious noise occurring on some BLU-RAY media when the
compressed digital bit-stream is being stopped or paused. Unlike PCM
AUTO, this setting would not cause a delay or a loss of play at a track
start or after fast forward. This is the default setting for the CD source.
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Surround Mode
4
4. SURROUND MODE
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Surround Mode
SDP-45 SURROUND MODES
Pressing the SURROUND left and right arrow buttons button will allow you to sequentially select one of the many available decoding modes for expand or
upmix almost any source signal into the maximum number of output channels the SDP-45 is configured to use. The custom SDP-45 Surround Modes use
a set of DSP algorithms to create a set of simulated surround sound signals from the original left and right 2 channel data or can increase a 5.1 signal to
7.1 outputs. The surround mode can also be a result of the incoming digital audio stream, and may be encoded onto the disc or broadcast signal as a
discrete multi-channel, or encoded multichannel format.
The available surround modes are dynamic and not all modes are available at all times, dependent on the source and source content.
o 2.0 to 5.1 or 7.1 modes: These include the Dolby Pro Logic, Pro Logic IIx, DTS Neo6, Club, Party and Stereo7 modes. When these modes
are used the 2 channel signal is ―upmixed‖ to more channel outputs. In these listening modes the original content is used to create more
channels and fill the outputs available.
o 5.1 discrete to 7.1 modes: When the input signal format is a discrete input format, including
o 7.1 discrete modes:
All surround modes pass through the bass management as set for that source unless the 2-Channel Bypass is engaged.
The SDP-45 uses ―last used‖ logic, and remembers the last used surround mode that was valid. If the last used mode is not valid, a valid mode will
be automatically selected. This selection is remembered even if the SDP-45 is turned off.
The surround mode memory is affected by the GLOBAL / INDIVIDUAL parameter located in source setup. If GLOBAL is chosen then all sources
will apply the same surround mode for each logical signal format. If the parameter is set to INDIVIDUAL then each input will allow for and
remember different playback surround mode choices.
PASS THROUGH: No additional output processing is applied. Only the
input processing (if needed) and bass management is enabled.
where dance music is played. This mode can also be used for classical
chamber music and solo instrumental music of most kinds.
STEREO7: The Stereo7 (Seven-Channel Stereo) Mode converts stereo
input to surround sound. The stereo signal is distributed to the 7
SAT/CBL channels plus sub-woofer, creating a giant stereo image in
your listening space.
DOLBY PRO LOGIC: Dolby Surround/Pro Logic is based on basic
matrix technology. When a Dolby Surround soundtrack is created, four
channels of sound are matrix-encoded into an ordinary stereo (two
channel) sound track. The Center channel is encoded by placing it
equally in the left and right channels; the rear channel is encoded using
phase shift techniques. A Pro Logic decoder/processor ―unfolds‖ the
sound into the original 4.0 surround—left and right, Center, and a single
limited frequency-range mono rear channel.
STEREO7x: This post processing uses a matrix decoder and a complex
array of delay and reverberation processing to create a pseudo surround
sound effect from a stereo input signal.
PARTY: The Party (Seven-Channel Mono) Mode converts stereo input
to a mono signal which is then distributed to the 7 channels plus subwoofer.
CLUB: This Sound Field Mode is intended to simulate being fairly close,
around 10 feet away, in a small intimate club setting with a moderate
amount of reverberation that does not destroy clarity. The result is a bit
colored for speech due to the small room size, but it is quite suitable for
jazz groups, cabaret, small-venue rock ‗n roll, and a small disco venue
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DOLBY PLII NATURAL: PLII Natural mode enhances the basic stereo
reproduction by using the inherent acoustics recorded within the source
material. If the source material was surround encoded or recorded in an
acoustically oriented manner (such as symphonic music and many live
recordings) this mode can provide an enhanced sense of the space in
which the music was being performed.
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
DOLBY PLII MUSIC: This mode can enhance normal stereo music
recordings, offering a wider soundstage and enhanced spatial effects.
DOLBY PLII MOVIE: This is the preferred decoding method for watching
movies with matrix surround encoding. The Center width and dimension
variables are set and optimized for this application, and cannot be
adjusted. No filters are present on the surround channels, and autobalance is operational.
DOLBY DIGITAL: This is the name for audio compression technologies
developed by Dolby Laboratories. It was originally named Dolby Stereo
Digital until 1994. The audio compression is lossy but each output
channel can be discrete. Dolby Digital is the common version containing
up to six discrete channels of sound. The most elaborate mode in
common use involves five channels for normal-range speakers (20 Hz –
20,000 Hz) (right front, center, left front, rear right, rear left) and one
channel (20 Hz – 120 Hz allotted audio) for the subwoofer driven lowfrequency effects.
DOLBY DIGITAL EX: is similar in practice to Dolby's earlier Pro-Logic
format, which utilized matrix technology to add a center surround
channel and single rear surround channel to stereo soundtracks. EX
adds an extension to the standard 5.1 channel Dolby Digital codec in the
form of matrixed rear channels, creating 6.1 or 7.1 channel output.
Surround Mode
integrity of the original stereo recording. In cinema mode, for Left/Right
film soundtracks, sounds steered to the Center are subtracted from the
left and right channels. Neo 6 provides up to six full-band channels of
matrix decoding from stereo matrix material. Users with 6.1 and 5.1
systems will derive six and five separate channels respectively,
corresponding to the standard home-theater speaker layouts. (The ―.1‖
subwoofer channel is generated by bass management in the preamp or
receiver.)
DTS DIGITAL SURROUND™: The basic and most common version of
the format is a 5.1-channel system which encodes the audio as five
primary (full-range) channels plus a special LFE (low-frequency effects)
channel for the subwoofer.
DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO: Supports a virtually unlimited number of
surround sound channels, can downmix to 5.1 and two-channel, and can
deliver audio quality at bit rates extending from DTS Digital Surround up
to lossless (24-bit, 192 kHz). DTS-HD Master Audio is selected as an
optional surround sound format for Blu-ray where it has been limited to a
maximum of 8 discrete channels. DTS-HD MA supports variable bit rates
up to 24.5 Mbit/s on a Blu-ray Disc, with up to 6 channels encoded at up
to 192 kHz or 8 channels encoded at 96 kHz/24 bit.
DOLBY TRUEHD: An advanced lossless audio codec based on
Meridian Lossless Packing. Dolby TrueHD supports 24-bit, 96 kHz audio
channels at up to 18 Mbit/s over 14 channels. Blu-ray Disc standards
currently limit the maximum number of audio channels to eight. It
supports metadata, including dialog normalization and Dynamic Range
Control
DTS NEO:6 MUSIC: Neo:6 derives a Center channel from two-channel
material. Neo:6 expands stereo non-matrix recordings into the five- or
six-channel layout, in a way which does not diminish the subtlety and
integrity of the original stereo recording. In music mode, the intent in the
front channels is less one of steering and more one of stabilizing the
front image by augmenting it with a Center channel, while preserving the
original perspective of the stereo mix. Therefore the derived Center is
never fully subtracted from the left and right channels.
DTS NEO:6 CINEMA: Neo:6 derives a Center channel from two-channel
material. Neo:6 expands stereo non-matrix recordings into the five- or
six-channel layout, in a way which does not diminish the subtlety and
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
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Surround Mode
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
USB Audio
5
5. USB AUDIO
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
USB Audio
USING THE USB AUDIO SOURCE
The USB port (Revision 1.1) in the SDP-45 emulates a streaming receiver device and It allows the SDP-45 to receive a digital sound stream from a host
device such as a PC, originating from a file or from the internet, and playing it through SDP-45 audio processor. The SDP-45 will appear as a USB audio
device in the computer system.
NOTE
The USB audio input is currently limited to a maximum sample rate of 48kHz. Any file that is chosen at a higher sample rate will either be ―down
sampled‖ to 48kHz or no audio will be heard, depending on the software and hardware source used.
INITIATING A USB CONNECTION WITH A PC
Make sure SDP-45 is connected to a power source but in Standby. When the USB cable connecting SDP-45 is plugged to a USB port in a PC and SDP-45
is taken out of Standby, the computer should recognize the SDP-45 as an audio device. The device will appear as ―JBL Synthesis‖ under USB audio
devices. It uses a generic USB driver and is compatible with all modern operating systems and computers.
It will be necessary to select the USB audio output from your computer to receive audio at the SDP-45.
For Windows® XP this is done in the CONTROL PANEL  SOUND and AUDIO DEVICES
For Windows® 7 this is done in the SOUND MANAGER  AUDIO DEVICES
For Apple® Mac OS® X this is done in SYSTEM PREFERENCES  SOUND OUTPUT
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Web Interface
6
6. WEB INTERFACE
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Web Interface
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
INTRODUCTION TO THE WEB INTERFACE
The SDP-45 includes a built in ―Web Server‖ that can display information about the SDP-45, and also control the SDP-45 functions, just as the remote
control can. The Web Interface has active feedback of the front panel information in real time and can be accessed from any standard internet browser.
For details on the hardware setup needed to access the Web Interface see the section under SETUP for DHCP Client and IP Address.
WEB INTERFACE CONNECTION
SDP-45 can be connected to a PC (Windows®, MacOS, Linux etc) using
an Ethernet cable through a local area network hub or through a direct
peer-to-peer (SDP-45-to-PC) using a cross-over network cable.
Connection between the SDP-45 and a PC can be established using
either one of the 3 basic configuration schemes differing in the way the
IP addresses are leased out or assigned.
The communication interface with the SDP-45 is handled by an internet
browser, for example Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Google® Chrome®,
Safari®, etc. This can be done with Windows®, Mac, Linux, or other
operating system that supports standard networking and standard
internet browsers. Once a connection is established to the network,
typing in the SDP-45 so-called ―Net Bios Name‖ or its IP address in the
browser URL window and pressing enter, should bring the internal home
page.
The NetBios name would be HTTP://JBL-(serial Number of the unit).
The IP Address can also be typed directly into the web browser, such as
(for example) 192.168.1.30.
To determine the Serial # of the IP address simply press the LEFT
ARROW on the SDP-45 and the main LCD screen will show the serial #
and the IP Address of the currently active system. In the below example
the Serial # is 258 and the
If the unit cannot be found by your browser then make sure that the
computer and the SDP-45 are on the same network, and that they are in
the same IP Address range (for example both have 192.168.1.xxx).
NOTE
The NetBIOS name might not work on your computer depending
on the network configuration in use. MAC OS® X computers in particular
are not set to use the NetBIOS name and should use the IP Address
method first.
The Web Interface can be accessed from mobile devices such as
iPhone® or iPad® or Android® tablets or phones.
The Web Interface has five (5) screens or pages that can be accessed:
MAIN: Main Controls and Display
FILE: Firmware updates
SETUP: TCP/IP interface setups
STATUS: CPU and DSP status
HELP: Instructions and commands guide
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Web Interface
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
MAIN
Select Digital input same
as front panel buttons
Navigation of Menu
using arrows
MAIN or ZONE 2
control, same as
front panel buttons
Source selections
Serial Control
Command line text.
Click CMD to
SEND
Standby Button:
same as front
panel
Increase or Decrease
Parameter options when
in Menu
Use the slider to set a volume, or type a
number in the text field and then click
the VOLUME knob to SEND
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Web Interface
FILE
NOTE
This page is password protected. You should not be able to access this page without proper password information. No access should be needed
under normal use.
Use of this page is explained in the technical documents that come with the firmware upgrade release notes. This page should not be used unless
instructed. Using this page incorrectly can damage your SDP-45.
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Web Interface
SETUP
NOTE
This page is password protected. You should not be able to access this page without proper password information. No access should be needed
under normal use.
This screen displays network-connectivity settings and also allows modification of: DHCP mode selection, IP address, Gateway IP address, Subnet Mask,
Primary DNS and Secondary DNS. MAC Address and Host Name are hard-coded and cannot be changed and saved!
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Web Interface
STATUS
Status screen displays the current ―Error and Status messages‖ (if any), and ―Number of Flash Write Cycles‖. This is advanced technical information for
support engineers.
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Web Interface
HELP
The top part of the Help screen contains important links to documents:
User Manual – an on-line version of the user manual (this link requires an active Internet connection)
Remote Communication Commands – displays the list of available RS232 commands
Remote Control Codes - displays the list of available IR remote controller codes.
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Dolby Volume
7
7. DOLBY VOLUME
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Dolby Volume
DOLBY VOLUME/DRC
Dolby® Volume is an advanced digital signal processing technology for controlling playback volume. It evens out the volume level on everything you
watch, greatly improving your listening experience. No more sudden blasts from ads, no dialogue suddenly too soft, no volume differences when you
change channels or switch sources.
BRINGING UP THE DOLBY VOLUME SCREEN:
Pressing a down arrow key while the default (idle) screen is being
displayed brings up the Dolby Volume screen for a about 10 seconds.
After 10 seconds the screen reverts back to default (or when the up or
left arrow is pressed).
The screen shows only one active parameter selection line: Line 2: DYN
RANGE FULL OFF This setting (power up default) indicates that the
dynamic range is full, in other words - no dynamic range compression is
engaged (DRC=OFF). A selection made using this screen will remain
persistent after the screen times-out back to the default display. The
Dolby Volume/DRC selection will persist for as long as the source is not
switched over (for example from BLU-RAY to CBL/SAT etc) and as long
as the unit is not powered off or placed into standby.
DOLBY VOLUME MODES
Turning a volume control knob or pressing the SURROUND MODE left
and right arrow keys causes the following selections to scroll in line 2:
DYN RANGE FULL OFF - all dynamic range compression is off
(power up default) and Dolby Volume is OFF
DD VOL LOW FULL MODE - Dolby Volume is ON in low strength,
and the audio dynamic range is slightly reduced. The ―Full Mode‖ (as
opposed to ―Half Mode‖) means that Dolby Volume algorithm applies
both audio compression and spectral equalization.
DD VOL MED FULL MODE - Dolby Volume is ON, medium strength
(dynamic range is moderately reduced). The ―Full Mode‖ means that
Dolby Volume algorithm applies both audio compression and
spectral equalization.
DD VOL HIGH FULL MODE - Dolby Volume is ON, high strength
(dynamic range is highly reduced). The ―Full Mode‖ means that
Dolby Volume algorithm applies both audio compression and
spectral equalization.
DD VOL LOW HALF MODE - Dolby Volume is ON, low strength
(dynamic range is slightly reduced). The ―Half Mode‖ (as opposed to
―Full Mode‖) means that Dolby Volume algorithm applies only audio
compression but not spectral equalization.
DD VOL MED HALF MODE - Dolby Volume is ON, medium strength
(dynamic range is moderately reduced). The ―Half Mode‖ means that
Dolby Volume algorithm applies only audio compression but not
spectral equalization.
DD VOL HIGH HALF MODE - Dolby Volume is ON, medium
strength (dynamic range is moderately reduced). The ―Half Mode‖
means that Dolby Volume algorithm applies only audio compression
but not spectral equalization.
DYN RANGE MEDIUM 1 – Dolby Volume is OFF but older DRC
algorithm (Dynamic Range Compression) is ON resulting in medium
dynamic range (moderate compression)
DYN RANGE LOW 2 – Dolby Volume is OFF, DRC is ON producing
low dynamic range (high compression).
DRC AUTO – Dolby Volume is OFF, DRC is ON, high compression
conditional upon the presence of DYNF flag in the digital source
stream.
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JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
DOLBY VOLUME MODE ADJUST
When any of the Dolby Volume selections are made then the additional
configuration settings are displayed in the lines 3 and 4 on the screen:
DD VOL OFFS 0.0dB - use the Volume knob to adjust Dolby Volume
level offset from –20.0 to +20.0dB. This parameter defines the
maximum sound level for the recording (as it should have been
listened to originally, in a studio etc). For example, when listening to
a movie, this value could be increased initially during the loudest
portion of the recording, to set the reference for the loudest parts. A
positive VOL OFFS value makes the average output sound less
loud, negative VOL OFFS value makes it louder. For most systems
we recommend a setting of +6dB to obtain a comfortable level.
NOTE
DD VOL OFFS does NOT have to be continuously adjusted
during a playback; this is an optional once per movie adjustment!
DD VOL MID/SIDE OFF – use volume knob or SURROUND left/right
arrow to toggle this parameter ON or OFF. MID/SIDE is relevant only
in STEREO mode and causes Dolby Volume algorithm to
automatically re-balance the left and right channels. Default is OFF.
NOTE
The Dolby Volume algorithm only operates at 96kHz sample
rate and lower. When set to any ON mode if a bit-stream is received at
192kHz then that bit-stream is automatically sample rate converted down
to 48kHz before being processed by Dolby Volume.
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Dolby Volume
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
Specifications
8
8. SPECIFICATIONS
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Specifications
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
GENERAL
A/D Conversion
24-Bit, 192 kHz Delta-Sigma
MAIN ZONE AUDIO PERFORMANCE
D/A Conversion
24-Bit, up to 192 kHz Delta-Sigma
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.25 dB
DSP Engine
Dual TI DA710
Low Frequency Cutoff:
0.3 Hz (all speakers channels in Bypass
mode)
Power Supply
Separate off-line standby PSU & main linear
power supply with toroidal power transformer
High Frequency Cutoff
180 kHz (all speakers in Bypass mode)
THD+Noise
< 0 .006% in DSP modes; < 0.0025% in
Bypass mode 20Hz to 20kHz at maximum
output level
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
105dB in DSP Modes; 110dB in 2ch Bypass
Mode; 22 kHz bandwidth, Ref. 1 kHz at max.
output
Input Level
2 Vrms in DSP modes; 4 Vrms in Bypass
Mode
12 bit deep color and xvYCC (x.v.Color)
supported up to 1080p (225 MHz equivalent)
Input Impedance
50 kOhms for single-ended analog audio, 1K
Ohms for balanced analog inputs
Full HDCP compliant
Output Level
8 Vrms (16 Vrms Balanced) in DSP Modes;
10 Vrms (20 Vrms Balanced) in Bypass
Mode
Output Impedance
110 Ohms
Bass Management
2nd Order HP filter(x5), 4th Order LP filter 40
– 200 Hz Crossover Freq
HDMI INPUT & OUTPUT CONNECTORS AND PERFORMANCE
HDMI Inputs
8 HDMI Type A (19-pin) connectors
HDMI Output
2 x HDMI Type A (19-pin) Connectors
Video Resolutions
Full support for HDMI v1.4 including 3D
pass-through and all mandatory video
resolutions
Audio Resolutions
Up to 7.1 channels and up to 192kHz sample
rate at 24 bits bit depth
Internal Decoding of all HDMI 1.4 audio
formats including:
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
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Specifications
JBL SYNTHESIS SDP-45
AUDIO INPUT & OUTPUT CONNECTORS
DATA & CONTROL PORTS
Analog Audio Inputs
4x stereo single ended/unbalanced pairs
(CD, GAME, Cable/SAT/CBL, BLU-RAY)
Trigger Inputs/Outputs
One 12V input and 3 programmable trigger
outputs
2x pairs single ended, unbalanced TV inputs
(RCA)
IR Remote Control
Front Panel IR Sensor
1x mini (3mm) phone jack (2 conductor) for
auxiliary Infra-Red control data input
2x pairs of Balanced XLR (female) inputs
Digital Audio Inputs
8x HDMI
Ethernet
1x Ethernet (RJ45 connector): bilateral data,
software download, etc
RS232
1x 9-pin DB9 Female; for Control and system
feedback
4x coaxial (RCA) 75 Ohms (SPDIF)
3x Optical (TOSLINK)
2x AES/EBU inputs (XLR) 110 Ohms
Analog Outputs
1x USB 2.0 type B Analog Audio
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
10 balanced XLR male:
Dimensions
Left, Center, Right, Left Surround, Right
Surround, Left Back, Right Back, Left
Auxiliary, Right Auxiliary and Subwoofer
5.25‖H (not including rubber feet)
19‖W x 15.38‖D (including knobs &
connectors)
16 single ended (unbalanced) RCA:
Digital Outputs
19‖W x 14.25‖D (not including knobs &
connectors or Rack Ears)
Left, Center, Right, Left Surround, Right
Surround, Left Back, Right Back, Left
Auxiliary, Right Auxiliary & Subwoofer, 4 TV
outputs, 2 Zone Two outputs.
Rack Mount
2x HDMI
Weight
approx 22 lbs (10 kg)
1x TOSLINK optical
Environmental
50 deg Celsius max
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Power
120VAC & 230VAC models
Maximum power
consumption
95 Watts
Standby power
consumption
<0.5Watt (Ethernet OFF in Standby)
1.5Watt (Ethernet ON in Standby)
6.25‖H (including rubber feet)
19‖W standard Rack Mount Width
3RU High without rubber feet
Relative Humidity: 95% maximum without
condensation
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Harman International, Inc.
8500 Balboa Park
Northridge, CA 91329
+1 (888) 691-4171
www.jblsynthesis.com
PN# 300031 REV4
JBLSYNSDP45UG | Rev 4 | 08/13
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